For undergraduate courses in Introduction to the Humanities, Introduction to Literature, Introduction to Philosophy, and Western Civilization.This supplementary dictionary of key terms and concepts provides the fundamental historical, philosophical, and critical vocabulary necessary for a complete understanding of interdisciplinary humanities. Its clearly written definitions offer students the background and introduction of ideas that relate to class themes.
- Paperback | 176 pages
- 124.5 x 193 x 5.1mm | 181.44g
- 01 Oct 2000
- Pearson Education (US)
- Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
Back cover copy
Every human endeavor depends on commonly shared terms, concepts, and categories that make the work easier and more efficient. Studying and talking about the humanities--the great works of art, literature, history, philosophy, and music of the Western tradition--are no different. This handbook provides students with the most basic and general definitions of the terms and ideas that are used in introductory humanities, literature, and Western civilization courses. It is hoped that the students' experience with their other class texts, whether primary or secondary, and with their instructor's lectures and other class materials will be enhanced by having this guide at hand to provide definitions of useful terms and concepts.
Table of contents
Reference dictionary arranged alphabetically.